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2nd OSU Soil Biology Symposium

Friday, April 28th 2017 216 Noble Research Center Stillwater, OK

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Apr 28, 2017
from 08:30 AM to 05:00 PM


216 Noble Research Center

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AM Session

8:30                             Registration and poster set up

8:45 – 8:50                  Introduction – Dr. Carla Garzon – Entomology and Plant Pathology

8:50 – 9:50                  Dr. Hailin Zhang (Keynote Speaker) - Plant and Soil Sciences

“Healthy Soils, Health Planet - the Role of Soil Management”

9:50 – 10:00                Coffee break – poster viewing

10:00 – 10:40              Dr. Mike Anderson – Plant and Soil Sciences

“Productivity associated bacteria in wheat as affected nitrogen form and amount”

10:40 – 11:20              Dr. Shiping Deng – Plant and Soil Sciences

“Microplate fluorimetric assay of soil enzymes”

11:20 – 12:00              Dr. Mostafa Elshahed – Microbiology and Molecular Genetics

“A phylogenomic approach for assessing the diversity of yet-uncultured and poorly characterized microbial lineages”


12:00 – 1:00                Lunch and poster viewing

PM Session

1:00 – 1:40                  Dr. Brad KardEntomology and Plant Pathology

“Subterranean Termite Effects on Soil Ecology”

1:40 – 2:20                  Dr. Brian Arnall – Plant and Soil Sciences

“Nitrogen management tools, the past and future”

2:20 – 3:00                  Sarah Blaney – Oklahoma Association of Conservation Districts (OACD), Healthy Soils and Ecosystems Project

"Oklahoma Healthy Soils: A Collaborative Project of the Oklahoma Association of Conservation Districts"

3:00 – 3:40                  Dr. Nathan Walker – Entomology and Plant Pathology

“Spring dead spot of bermudagrass”

3:40 – 4:40                  Poster presentation and competition* - Coordinated by Dr. Adam Cobb – Natural Resources, Ecology and Management

4:50                             Announcement of the poster competition’s winners


The purpose of the poster competition is to create awareness of the diverse soil biology research projects in progress in our OSU scientific community. The poster competition is open to graduate and undergraduate students and will take place on Friday, April 28, from 3:40 PM to 4:40 PM, Entomology and Plant Pathology atrium, 3rd floor, NRC . Poster set up starts at 8:15 AM. The competition winners will be announced at 4:50 PM.

First, Second, and Third place competition winners will receive travel awards of $500, $300, and $200, respectively.

Students who plan to participate in the poster competition must register by Friday, April 7th by e-mailing Dr. Adam Cobb ( the following:

Poster Author(s)

Poster Title

Abstract (max. 3,000 characters) may include one picture and/or one table.

Posters should be prepared for a broad audience. Poster dimensions should be no more than 36 x 48 inches. Poster presentations will be well rehearsed, 2-3 minutes long followed by 1-2 minutes of answering questions.

Judging Criteria:


· Originality/Merit - 10 points

· Quality of writing - 10 points


Poster and presentation (points awarded during judging at the conference)

· Appearance - 20 points

· Organization - 20 points

· Presentation/Knowledge - 40 points

Friday, April 28th 2017
216 Noble Research Center
Stillwater, OK